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Barbaro budge beyond the bounds of bluegrass


Barbaro perform in the Radio Heartland studio

A lot of string bands can do very well by playing traditional old-time or canonical bluegrass music, and then there are those who like to stretch out a bit. Barbaro, a four-piece string band from Minnesota, fall into the latter category. Barbaro peformed at Radio Heartland ahead of a big gig at the upcoming Boats and Bluegrass Festival, set in the southeastern Minnesota city of Winona.

Humbird performs in the Radio Heartland studio


Siri Undlin is the songwriter and singer in Humbird

Siri Undlin is the songwriter and singer in Humbird. She says her musical influences range from jazz guitarist Bill Frisell to classical composer Arvo Part to legendary Texas songwriter Blaze Foley. Humbird stopped at Radio Heartland to play songs from the new album, 'Pharmakon.'

Watch the video for The Small Glories' song, 'Oh My Love'


The Small Glories

Filmed on location at an animal-sanctuary farm outside Winnipeg, the video balances the song's mournful lyrics with uplifting visuals. The song is the lead single from the Small Glories' 2019 album, 'Assiniboine & The Red.'

Six Mile Grove perform in the Radio Heartland studio


Six Mile Grove

Southern Minnesota band Six Mile Grove recently celebrated 20 years together. In January 2019, they released their latest album, 'Million Birds.' Ahead of upcoming shows at the Minnesota State Fair on Aug. 26 and 27, Six Mile Grove visited Radio Heartland to play songs from the new album and to talk about 20 years as a band.

The Clay Hess Band perform at Radio Heartland


The Clay Hess Band perform at Radio Heartland

Athens, Ohio bluegrass guitar wizard Clay Hess and his band are playing summer bluegrass festivals in Minnesota, so they stopped at Radio Heartland to play songs from their latest album, 'Just Another Story.'

Shane Leonard guest DJs on Radio Heartland


Shane Leonard

Shane Leonard contains multitudes: he's a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Leonard has a new album out, 'Strange Forms,' and he's adding another credential to his already impressive CV as he joins Mike Pengra to guest DJ on Radio Heartland.